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Fabric Glossary

Clovia brings together the finest and most versatile collection of fabrics to make your lingerie picks more customized to your choice of comfort, style and fit. Know more about them here.

Cotton:

Fabric made from natural fibre. Cotton is extremely comfortable & absorbent. It is an all-weather fabric.

You would find me in:

  • Everyday comfy Clovia bras
  • Casual comfy panties
  • Nightwear and loungewear like T-shirts, tops, pyjamas, nightsuits etc.

Properties:

  • Soft and lightweight
  • Can be smooth or textured finished
  • Excellent heat management
  • Quick drying and water absorbent
  • Breathable fabric
  • Comfortable and easy to wear

Cotton Blend:

Cotton yarn mixed with advanced polyester material for durability, stretch and comfort.

You would find me in :

  • Everyday casual Clovia cotton bras and panties
  • Comfy nightwear like pyjamas, nightsuits & nightie gowns

Properties:

  • Soft and smooth hand feel
  • Minimal pilling
  • Durable fabric
  • Natural stretch and flexibility

Cambric:

Fine thin cotton or linen fabric.

You would find me in:

  • Soft and comfy Clovia cotton bras.
  • Casual nightwear like pyjamas,nightsuits & nightie gowns

Properties:

  • Soft and light weight fabric
  • Smooth hand feel
  • Excellent sweat and heat management

Chiffon:

Fabric made from highly twisted yarns resulting in sheer, lightweight, soft fabric that gives a great fall. It can be made from polyester or silk.

You would find me in :

  • Exclusive Clovia designer lingerie
  • Designer nightwear like babydolls, teddies, robes etc.

Properties:

  • Soft and light weight fabric
  • Textured feel
  • Sensual drape on body

Combed Cotton:

Cotton fabric which is made from treated yarns, resulting in soft lustrous fabric. The process involves removing the short fibres and debris from the natural fibre yarn.

You would find me in:

  • Clovia’s soft and comfy cotton lingerie
  • Premium nightwear like pyjamas, nightsuits & nightie gowns

Properties:

  • Soft and shiny
  • Less pilling
  • Smooth hand feel
  • Excellent water absorbency

Crepe:

Mostly used to make luxurious nightwear, it’s a textured synthetic fabric that falls better than satin on body.

You would find me in :

  • Clovia’s exclusive designer lingerie
  • Designer nightwear like babydolls, teddies etc.

Properties:

  • Soft and light weight fabric
  • Textured feel
  • Feminine drape

Egyptian Cotton:

The finest variety of cotton in the world. It often refers to cotton grown in Egypt with extra-long staple (ELS).

You would find me in:

  • Premium cotton lingerie
  • Designer nightwear like pyjamas, nightsuits & nightie gowns

Properties:

  • Soft and silky smooth
  • Less pilling
  • Efficient sweat management

Fishnet:

A mesh with bigger gaps, generally inspired from fisherman’s net. Vastly used in tights or pantyhose.

You would find me in :

  • Extensively in tights
  • Fancy pantyhose

Properties:

  • Porous and see through fabric
  • Stretchable and flexible
  • Comfortable and easy to wear

Interlock:

A thick knitted fabric with is more stable in its nature than single jersey.

You would find me in:

  • Clovia bras that are made in interlock fabric
  • Nightwear and loungewear like pyjamas, nightsuits
  • Tracksuits and trackpants
  • Swimwear and shapewear

Properties:

  • Thick and heavy weight fabric
  • Less stretchable as compared to jersey
  • Stable and sturdy fabric
  • Comfortable and easy to wear

Jacquard:

Any fabric that has a design woven/knitted into the fabric rather than printing.

You would find me in :

  • Clovia's exclusive fancy bras
  • Trendy designer nightwear

Properties:

  • Rich look
  • Textured feel
  • Strong and stable fabric

Jersey:

The most common type of “knitted” or “hosiery” fabric. It is a light weight fabric with some natural stretch.It works very well in lingerie and nightwear.

You would find me in:

  • Everyday comfy Clovia bras
  • Casual comfy panties
  • Nightwear and loungewear like T-shirts, tops, yoga pants etc.
  • Swimwear and shapewear

Properties:

  • Soft and light weight
  • Stretchable with shape retention
  • Comfortable and easy to wear

Knit:

Knitting is the process in which the fabric is made by interloping of yarns together. Commonly named as “hosiery”, this is the most used fabric in Clovia innerwear and sleepwear.

You would find me in :

  • All types of modern lingerie that are made in different kinds of knitted structure.
  • Nowadays, it’s a highly recommended fabric for nightwear like pyjamas, nightsuits & nightie gowns
  • Clovia's fancy and bridal nightwear
  • Swimwear and shapewear

Properties:

  • Soft and smooth
  • Stretchable with shape retention
  • Comfortable and easy to wear

Cotton Spandex:

Technical term for stretchable fibre. It provides great comfort & stretch to the fabric.

You would find me in:

  • Almost every piece of clothing would have cotton spandex or its variant to add stretch & comfort. One of the most extensively used fibre in Clovia lingerie & nightwear

Properties:

  • Stretchable
  • Flexible
  • Great shape retention

Mesh:

An open-weave sheer warp knitted fabric.

You would find me in :

  • Clovia’s premium bras and panties
  • Bodice of Clovia babydolls

Properties:

  • Porous and see through
  • Stretchable

Nylon:

One of the oldest used fabric in lingerie industry, it is a synthetic fibre chemically made with polymers.

You would find me in:

  • Premium swimwear
  • High end shapewear
  • Luxurious nightwear

Properties:

  • Soft and smooth
  • Excellent flexibility and wrinkle resistance
  • Quick drying

Polyamide:

A silk like synthetic fabric with excellent flexibility.

You would find me in :

  • Premium Clovia lingerie
  • Designer babydolls
  • Shapewear

Properties:

  • Soft and silky
  • Wrinkle and water resistant
  • Shiny and smooth
  • Stretchable
  • Good water absorbency

Polyester:

This refers to completely man-made synthetic fabric or fibre. As it’s technically made, so its properties like shine, softness, stretchability etc. can be controlled.

You would find me in:

  • Almost all types of Clovia nightwear and loungewear
  • Casual as well as fancy Clovia lingerie
  • Economical swimwear and shapewear

Properties:

  • Soft and smooth
  • Durable fabric with long life span
  • Wrinkle and water resistant
  • Shiny and lustrous
  • Stretchable

Powernet:

A strong and stretchable nylon net fabric.

You would find me in :

  • As a supporting fabric in Clovia shapewear
  • Designer bras

Properties:

  • Porous and see through
  • Strong and stable unlike other nets

Satin:

A smooth fabric which is highly shiny on front side and matte on the back side.

You would find me in:

  • Luxurious Clovia nightwear
  • High-end sexy Clovia lingerie

Properties:

  • Soft and smooth
  • Shiny and full of lustre
  • Drapes beautifully on body

Silk:

A natural fibre produced by the silkworm. These days synthetic silk is made from polyester as well.

You would find me in :

  • Luxurious nightwear
  • High-end sexy lingerie

Properties:

  • Soft and smooth
  • Shiny and full of lustre
  • Drapes beautifully on body
  • Excellent sweat absorption

Tricot:

It’s a fine warp knitted synthetic fabric that provides strength and is often used in inner lining.

You would find me in:

  • Inner lining of Clovia bras to provide support

Properties:

  • Porous or net like in nature
  • Sturdy and stable
  • Non-stretchable

Velour:

Commonly known as “knitted velvet”, it is a soft fluffy fabric with a dense pile and sheen.

You would find me in :

  • Warm cosy winter nightwear
  • Winter trackpants
  • As trims in sexy Clovia lingerie & babydolls

Properties:

  • Keeps you warm
  • Add sheen and lustre to the garment
  • Soft and has a good ability to stretch

Viscose:

It’s a man-made fibre created from natural cellulose fibre.

You would find me in :

  • Luxurious Clovia nightwear & loungewear
  • Premium everyday bras

Properties:

  • Soft and smooth
  • Quick water absorbency

Velvet:

Soft fluffy piled shiny fabric usually made of synthetic material.

You would find me in:

  • Warm cosy winter nightwear
  • As trims in sexy Clovia lingerie
  • Decorations in Clovia babydolls

Properties:

  • Keeps you warm
  • Adds sheen and lustre to the garment
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